ART CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 809
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 606-8503
FAX (202) 606-8672/8647
Provides publications; conferences; training and other information.

American Anthropological Association
4350 North Fairfax, Suite 640
Arlington, VA 22203-1620
(703) 528-1902
FAX (703) 528-3546
Provides publications; conferences; information.

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
530 Church Street, Suite 600
Nashville, TN 37201-1902
(615) 255-2971
FAX (615) 255-2979
Produces publications; Directory of History Organizations in the United States and Canada; training; audiovisuals; conferences.

American Association of Museums (AAM)
1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 289-1818
FAX (202) 289-6578
Produces the Official Museum Directory; publications; training; conferences.

American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW, Room 716
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 424-6747
(202) 872-4600
FAX (202) 872-6055
Provides publications; conferences; and training.

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
1717 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 452-9545
FAX (202) 452-9328
E-mail: info@aic-faic.org
Provides referrals; conferences; publications; training information.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 626-7300
FAX (202) 626-7426
Provides publications; conferences; information.

American Library Association (ALA)
Washington Office
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 403
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-8410
FAX (202) 628-8419
Provides publication; conferences; information.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 642-4900
FAX (212) 398-0023
Provides publications and information.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA 19438
(610) 832-9585
FAX (610) 832-9555
Provides publications and information.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
140 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 838-8400
FAX (212) 223-2778
Funding agency.

APOYO
PO Box 76932
Washington, DC 20002
E-mail: ator@loc.gov
Spanish language newsletter of the Association of Conservation of Cultural Patrimony of the Americas.

Art Hazards Information Center
5 Beekman Street #1050
New York, NY 10038
(212) 227-6229
Provides publications and information.

Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety (ACTS)
181 Thompson Street #23
New York, NY 10012-2586
(212) 777-0062
Provides publications and information.

Association des restaurateurs d'art et d'archéologie de formation universitaire (ARAAFU)
3, rue Michelet
75006 Paris
France
Conservation related organization.

Association for Gravestone Studies
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 831-7753
Publications; audiovisual education; conservation services; referrals; training.

Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
3085 Stevenson Drive, Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-9039
Publications; training; conferences.

Association of Art Museum Directors
41 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-4423
FAX (212) 535-5039
Provides information.

Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-2296
FAX (202) 872-0884
Provides publications and information.

Association of Systematics Collections (ASC)
1725 K Street, NW
Suite 601
Washington, DC 20006-1401
(202) 835-9050
FAX (202) 835-7334
Provides publications and information.

Australian Institute for Conservation of Cultural Materials, Inc. (AICCM)
GPO Box 1638
Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia
(06) 2434 531
FAX (06) 2417 998
Provides publications; training; conferences.

The Bay Foundation
17 West 94th Street
1st Floor
New York, NY 10025
(212) 663-1115
Funding agency.

Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC)
PO Box/CP 9195 Terminal
Ottawa, ON K1G 3T9
Canada
(819) 684-7460
Provides publications; training; conferences; referrals.

Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC)
Canadian Museum of Nature
PO Box 3443, Station D
Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4
Canada
(613) 566-4770
FAX (613) 364-4022
Provides publications; conferences; referrals.

Canadian Association of Professional Heritage Consultants (CAPHC)
PO Box 1023, Station F
Toronto, ON M4Y 2T7
Canada
Provides information.

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
1030 Innes Road
Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5
Canada
(613) 998-3721
FAX (613) 998-4721
Publications; training; and other information.

Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
Department of Canadian Heritage
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
15 Eddy Street, 15-4 A
Hull, Quebec K1A 0M5
Canada
(800) 520-CHIN; (819( 994-1200
FAX (819) 994-9555
Provides databases on various museum and conservation related topics.

Canadian Museums Association
Suite 400, 280 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7
Canada
(613) 233-5653
Publications; training; referral service.

Center for Safety in the Arts
2124 Broadway Mailbox 310
New York, NY 10023
Provides information.

College Art Association (CAA)
275 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(212) 691-1051 x 207
FAX (212) 627-2381
Provides information.

Commission on Preservation and Access
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036-2217
(202) 939-3400
FAX (202) 939-3407
Preservation and publications relating to libraries and allied organizations.

Conservation Online (CoOL)
Conservation discussion group devoted to the conservation of museum, library and archive materials.

Council on Library and Information Resources
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 939-4750
FAX (202) 939-4765
Provides information and publications.

English Heritage
Commission for English Historic Buildings and Monuments
Fortress House, 23 Savile Row
London, W1X 2HE
United Kingdom
Publications; training; conferences.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
(202) 646-2641
Provides publications and referrals.

Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1684
(310) 440-6717
FAX (310) 440-7713
Publications; conferences; funding; training.

Guild of Book Workers (GBW)
521 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10175
(212) 292-4444
Provides information.

Heritage Preservation
1012 14th Street, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 233-0800
FAX (202) 233-0807
E-mail: info@heritagepreservation.org
Provides publications; training; directory of members and their services.

Institute for Paper Conservation
Leigh Lodge
Leigh, Worcester WR6 5LB
England
(01886) 832323
FAX (01886) 833688
Provides publications; conferences; training.

Institute of Metal Repair
1558 South Redwood
Excondido, CA 92025
(619) 432-8942
Provides information.

Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS)
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue #510
Washington, DC 20506
(202) 606-8536
FAX (202) 606-8591
Funding agency.

Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST)
The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking
500 10th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 894-7840
FAX (404) 894-4778
Provides information.

Intermuseum Conservation Association
2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 658-8700
FAX (216) 658-8709
Provides information and training.

International Association of Paper Historians
Wehrdaer Strasse 135
35041 Marburg
Germany
06421 81758
FAX 06421 82506
Provides publications and information.

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
Via de San Michele 13
00153 Rome
Italy
(39-6) 585-531
FAX (39-6) 5855-3349
Provides publications; conferences; training; reference services.

International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Committee for Conservation
c/o Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road
Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5
Canada
(613) 998-3721
FAX (613) 998-4721
Provides publications; conferences; training.

International Council on Archives
60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
F-75003 Paris
France
33-1-40-27-63-06
FAX 33-1-42-72-20-65
Provides publications; conferences; training.

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Hotel St.-Aignan
75 rue de Temple
75003 Paris
France
Provides publications; training; conferences.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
PO Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
The Netherlands
31 70 3140884
FAX 31 70 3834827
Provides publications; training; conferences.

International Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (IIC)
6 Buckingham Street
London WC2N 6BA
England
44-171-839-5975
FAX 44-171-976-1564
Provides publications; training; conferences; referrals.

Section française de l'Institut international de conservation (SF-IIC)
29, rue de Paris
77420 Champs-sur-Marne
France
1-60-05-01-45
Provides publications; training; conferences; referrals.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Central Sevretariat
1, rue de Varembé
Case postale 56
CH-1211 Genève 20
Switzerland
41 22 749 01 11
FAX 41 22 733 34 30
Provides information and publications.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation
174 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 861-4993
FAX (212) 728-3146
Funding agency.

Leather Conservation Centre
34 Guildhall Road
Northampton NN1 1EW
England
01604-232723
FAX 01604-602070
Provides publications; training; conferences.

Library of Congress
National Preservation Program
Madison Building, LMG-07
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540
(202) 707-1840 National Preservation Program
(202) 707-5213 Preservation Directorate
FAX (202) 707-3434
Provides publications; audiovisuals; training; conservation/preservation services; clearinghouse for library and archival preservation.

Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-6854
FAX (412) 268-6945
Provides information.

Museum-L
To receive information mail the command info MUSEUM-L to LISTSERV@UNMVMA.UNM.EDU
Provides a general interest discussion list for museum professionals and others interested in museum related issues.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Regional Preservation Program
8th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408
(202) 208-7890
Provides publications and training.

National Archives at College Park (NNP-A)
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
(301) 713-6705
FAX (301) 713-6653
Provides publications and training.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
Northwestern State University
NSU Box 5682
200 South Hall
Natchitoches, LA 71497
(318) 357-6464
FAX (318) 357-6421
Provides training and information.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
(202) 682-5452
FAX (202) 682-5721
Funding agency.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20506
(202) 606-8310
FAX (202) 606-8588
Funding agency.

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
National Archives & Records Administration Main Building
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Room 111
Washington, DC 20408
Funding agency.

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-2512
FAX (301) 654-1721
Provides publications and information.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Public Inquiries Unit
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-0001
(301) 975-NIST
Provides information and publications.

National Park Service
Division of Conservation
Harpers Ferry Center
PO Box 50
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6139
FAX (304) 535-6055
Provides publications and training.

National Park Service
Museum Management Program
PO Box 37127
Washington, DC 20013-7127
(202) 343-8142
FAX (202) 343-1767
Provides publications and training.

National Park Service
Technical Preservation Services
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 343-9573
FAX (202) 343-3803
Provides publications and training.

National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1205
Arlington, VA 22230
(703) 306-1000
FAX (703) 306-0109
Funding agency.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 588-6105
FAX (202) 588-6082
Provides publications; training; conferences; reference services.

Netherlands Institute fo Cultural Heritage
PO Box 76709
1070 KA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
31 (0)20 305 45 45
FAX 31 (0) 20 305 46 00
Provides information.

The Pew Charitable Trust
Culture Program
2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7017
Funding agency.

Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA)
4305 Sarellen Road
Richmond, VA 23231-4311
(804) 226-0430
FAX (804) 222-2175
Provides information and referrals.

Regional Conference of Historical Agencies (RCHA)
1509 Park Street
Syracuse, NY 13208-1620
(315) 475-1525
Provides publications.

Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration (SSCR)
The Glasite Meeting House
33 Barony Street
Edinburgh EH3 6NX
Scotland
0131-556-8417
FAX 0131-557-5977
Provides publications; training; referrals; conferences.

Society for American Archaeology
900 Second Street, NE
Suite 12
Washington, DC 20002-3557
(202) 789-8200
FAX (202) 789-0284
Provides publications and conferences.

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
121 Trowbridge Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1379
(319) 335-1822
FAX (319) 335-1821
Provides publications and conferences.

Society of American Archivists
600 South Federal Street, Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-0140
FAX (312) 347-1452
Provides publications; training; conferences.

Society of American Silversmiths
PO Box 704
Chepachet, RI 02814-0704
(401) 567-7800
FAX (401) 567-7801
E-mail: sas@silversmithing.com
Provides information on silversmithing.

SOLINET
1438 West Peachtree Street #200
Atlanta, GA 30309-2955
(800) 999-8558
(404) 892-0943
FAX (404) 892-7879
Provides publications and information.

Special Libraries Association
1700 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009-2514
(202) 234-4700
FAX (202) 265-9317
Provides information, publications, training, and conferences.

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)
15 Technology Park South
PO Box 105113
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 446-1400
FAX (770) 446-6947
Provides publications and information.

Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties
13-27 Ueno Park, Taito-ku
Tokyo 110-8713
Japan
Provides information.

United Kingdom Institute for Conservation (UKIC)
6 Whitehorse Mews
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7QD
United Kingdom
44-171-620-3371
FAX 44-171-620-3761
Provides publications; training; referrals; conferences.

Washington Conservation Guild (WCG)
PO Box 23364
Washington, DC 20026
(301) 238-3700x178
Regional conservation organization.

World Monuments Fund
949 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 517-9367
FAX (212) 517-9494
Provides information.

REFERENCES:

American Association of Museums. The Official Museum Directory, (updated annually), R.R. Bowker Publishers.

Art-Care
Help to find art conservators, appraisers, and professionals.

CoOL.  Organizations involved with/allied to conservation.

Encyclopedia of Associations, (updated annually), Gale Research Inc. Publishers.

Encyclopedia of International Organizations, (updated annually), Gale Research Inc. Publishers.

Encyclopedia of Regional, State, and Local Organizations, (updated annually), Gale Research Inc. Publishers.

National Trust for Historic Preservation. Landmark Yellow Pages: All the names, addresses, facts, and figures you need in preservation, Preservation Press Publication, 1993, John Wiley & Sons Publishers.

Old-House Journal Restoration Directory, (updated annually), Dovetale Publishers.

World of Art and Antiques.  Associations around the world.

This list is not all-inclusive. In the United States you can also try contacting the local historic society or state historic preservation office. In Canada you can try contacting the nearest historical foundation or territory heritage center.

The Smithsonian Institution, Museum Conservation Institute (MCI), gives no endorsements for any products, materials of services mentioned in this pamphlet and is not responsible for problems from their use or misuse. MCI does not make any warranty, expressed or implied; does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. If any organizations or other pertinent information has been inadvertently excluded please contact MCI.

Compiled by: Ann N'Gadi
Special thanks to: Gail Goriesky
Created: June 1996
Updated: March 2004